CFIB shares concerns with Labour Minister about drastic employment rule overhaul

Edmonton, May 9, 2017 – Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is in Edmonton today to provide Labour Minister Christina Gray with the perspective of small business about the review of Alberta’s labour laws that is currently underway.

At the top of the agenda was a discussion about a new CFIB survey of Alberta businesses. The survey received 800 responses and discussions with the Minister focused on the potential elimination of secret ballot voting for union certification, as well as potential changes to employment standards.

“Alberta’s small businesses are adapting to a new economic reality and it is crucial that government policy decisions support the small business community,” said Ruddy. “Mandating rigid new requirements does not facilitate the creation of a single new job. Entrepreneurs need flexible employment rules that align with the reality of the modern workplace.”

To arrange an interview with Amber Ruddy, Alberta Director, please call 403-835-6442 or email

CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.